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Do your homework before signing up for work-at-home

by Charles Wood, BBB.org
May 10, 2013

BBB advises consumers to be cautious about work-at-home opportunities The ability to work from home is an attractive proposition, especially when a company promises high income for little effort. But Better Business Bureau advises consumers to be careful about accepting these offers. BBB received over 1,800 complaints about work-at-home businesses in 2012. The majority of consumer complaints...[Click to read more]

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5 Crucial Aspects Of Managing Remote Employees

by Joe Pawlikowski, TweakYourBiz.com
May 7, 2013

The concept of an office has changed dramatically in the past eight years. In the early 2000s most small businesses could count on their employees spending their days within the physical walls of an office, but even then things were starting to change. New internet-based tools allowed employees to perform tasks without being physically present...[Click to read more]

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Managing Remote Worker Morale

by Chad Halvorson, Wheniwork.com
May 7, 2013

For years proponents of the mobile and remote workforce have been citing studies that show the benefits of letting your employees work outside the office.  These studies often focus on productivity (which is increased) and employee morale (which is often—initially—improved).  Indeed, as Estelle James of HR Magazine notes, “flexible working can alleviate stress caused by...[Click to read more]

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Do You Need A Policy For Your Remote Workers?

by Alison Parcell, Telepresence24.com
May 7, 2013

After Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, has previously reaffirmed the ban on telecommuting, discussion spread across the social web. Not only potential remote workers and telecommuters are affected by such policies but als the employer. For those who cannot agree on her decision, we would like to give some pointers around the creation of a remote...[Click to read more]

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Remote Work vs. Collaboration: 8 Startups Weigh In

by Scott Gerber, Readwrite.com
May 6, 2013

The controversy over Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban telecommuting at Yahoo just won’t go away. Mayer said the move was necessary to foster collaboration at the struggling new media giant, but what about startups? Is remote working right for very young companies? Are there particular issues to watchout for? To learn more, we asked eight...[Click to read more]

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Wanna work from home? These IT jobs are your best bets

by Abhinav Kaiser, Blog.pluralsight.com
May 3, 2013

What’s the ultimate perk for an employee? Not, it’s not a huge pay hike. It’s a job that let’s you telecommute. Why? It presents a win-win situation to both companies and employees. Pros and cons of telecommuting Having remote employees saves operational costs, such as paying for facilities, maintenance and even things like air conditioning....[Click to read more]

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